Undergraduate Program in Animal Sciences
Animals have important roles in human societies including the provision of food and fiber, draft power, recreational and athletic activities, and companionship. Their interactions with humans have environmental consequences with local and global impacts. In addition, the processing, preservation, and quality of animal-derived foods are of significant economic and safety importance.
Read the fact sheet on the Animal Science degree program.
All Animal Science undergraduate students must fulfill the academic enrichment requirement prior to graduation
Undergraduate Program in Food Sciences
The Graduate Program in Animal Sciences aims to train students who are able to function in a variety of sophisticated academic, industrial and professional settings. Students enroll in a Master's or Doctoral program under the direction of faculty advisors. Research work in the broad areas of nutrition and management, reproductive and lactational physiology, genetics, and nutritional/anaerobic microbiology may be conducted with beef cattle, dairy cattle, horses, poultry, sheep, swine or laboratory species either individually or in suitable combinations. Students with interests in foods may specialize in meats, dairy products, food microbiology, muscle biology, or food chemistry.
Pre-Veterinary Medicine Advising Program
While housed in the Animal and Food Science Department, the Pre-Veterinary Advising Program provides advice and assistance to any University of Kentucky student interested in attending veterinary school. This program prepares students to meet requirements for veterinary schools across the United States by providing them with up-to-date information and opportunities. Dr. Dwyer and Ms. Tebeau work closely with students to help them prepare a competitive application to veterinary school.
For more information please visit the Pre-Veterinary Medicine Homepage –